Saturday, 2 July 2011

Sigma Beauty Flare Eyeshadow Palette

Hi Everyone!
This eye shadow palette is amazing and I am so happy to share it with you all! It is the Sigma Flare Eye Shadow palette which is one of the 3 new palettes that Sigma released both here in the UK and in the US just over a week ago. The palette consits of 8 eyeshadows plus a double ended brush. The palette is made from very strong cardboard and has a sleeve over the actual palette. It has a magnetic, snap shut lid, with a mirror on the inside, similar to the Urban Decay Naked palette packaging. The 8 shadows are all a decent size and there is a compartment below them to store the brush.
Here are the swatches of the 8 shadows shown on NW20 skin:

(L to R) Crush, Oversee, Define, Publicize, Resist, Gossip, Allure, Beware

Crush: Crush is a medium-dark warm, chocolate brown shade with excellent colour pay off which would make an excellent crease colour when creating a brown smokey eye.
Oversee: This is a beautiful aqua green colour that would look amazing smudged along the lower lashline when wearing a neutral lid for that extra pop of colour.
Define: Define is a pretty mint green colour that would look great paired with Oversee.
Publicize: Publicize is a flesh toned colour which would make a great highlight shade and would also be great to use with the E40 brush that is included with the palette to blend out any harsh lines.
Resist: This shade is similar to Crush but has a slightly more plumy tone and a frostier finish.
Gossip: Gossip reminds me of Sketch from MAC, it makes and amazing crease colour when using a brown or purple lid colour.
Allure: This is my favourite colour from the palette, is a beautiful, vibrant purple colour.
Beware: Beware is a pale creamy-pink shade which would make a great inner corner highlight colour when paired with Allure and would also be great as a brow highlight.

As I have previously mentioned the palette also comes with a double ended eyeshadow brush. Each of the 3 new palettes from Sigma comes with a different brush. This palette comes with, in my opinion, the best of the 3 brushes. It has the E55 which is an amazing stiff shader brush which is perfect for packing on colour and the E40 blending brush which is one of my favourite brushes from Sigma, it is great for applying a sheer wash of colour all over the lid, for blending out any harsh lines and for applying highlight colour to your brow bone. The brush is much better quality then the ones that you usually find in eyeshadow palettes.
Overall I have to say that this palette is amazing. The shadows are superb quality, they apply to the skin silky smooth and blend excellently. They all have great colour pay off and stay on all day (I always apply an eyeshadow primer before my shadows). The brush is a great addition to the palette too. I highly recommend this palette especially if you have brown eyes as the purple and green shades will really make your eye colour pop!
I purchased my palette from Cocktail Cosmetics for £29.95. You can also purchase it in the US from the official Sigma website by clicking here
Please check out my review of the Sigma Bare Palette by clicking here!
For more pictures of the palette please click on the video below.
Maz x

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